The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000 by Y. HarariThe Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000 by Y. Harari

The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

byY. Harari

Hardcover | March 7, 2008

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For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory.
YUVAL NOAH HARARI is a military historian specializing in the study of war experience and war culture. He lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
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Title:The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000Format:HardcoverDimensions:386 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.06 inPublished:March 7, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230536921

ISBN - 13:9780230536920

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Table of Contents

Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION - WAR AS REVELATION, 1865-2000 PART II: 1450-1740 - THE SUPREMACY OF MIND Suffering, Death and Revelation in Early Modern Culture The Absence of Revelation from Early Modern Military Memoirs Why War Revealed Nothing PART III: 1740-1865 - THE REVOLT OF THE BODY Bodies Begin to Think The Rise of the Common Soldier The Rise of the Revelatory Interpretation of War Conclusions: The Things Which Make You Know, 1865-2000 Works Cited

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"[A] provocative book with a thesis of interest to anyone interested in individual perceptions of war... Highly recommended." —CHOICE